Posting exactly the same article to

by Easy Cash 10 replies
different articles sites.

Has anyone tried posting exactly the same article to different article sites?

I mean an article that has been written by yourself and is 100% yours.

Is this recommended?
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  • Profile picture of the author Rick M
    If your goal is for direct traffic from the article directories or to build backlinks than yes it's a good idea.
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    • Profile picture of the author Solidsnake
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      I've done that only 5 times... no more than 5 copies or 5 reproductions...
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    • Profile picture of the author Easy Cash
      Thanks Rick for the reply,

      So there is no problems with posting your own articles to many directories?

      I don't know much about duplicate content issues - but for instance, if you did post an article to many directories - would the duplicate content affect the article rank for that particular articles that is achieved by ezine articles?

      Hope this makes sense.
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      • Profile picture of the author BuddyT
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        • Profile picture of the author pmore
          I've done it after at least one of the sites has been indexed and ranked. No negative consequences as far as I can tell.
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          • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
            Duplicate content is not a problem when posting across different websites, article directories or blogs. If google penalized for that sort of thing then newspapers wouldn't print, much less pay for, syndicated articles from sources like the Associated Press.
            AP articles are filtered the same way as an article you wrote. It applies the same to the New York Times as an article index.

            The "duplicate content penalty" is how we describe one of Google's many search result filters. When someone does a search and multiple copies of the same content (whether it's an article you wrote or an AP news article) match, only one copy is shown in the results. This keeps result pages from being filled with hundreds of copies of the same text, which would make Google far less useful to the searcher.

            It just means that if you submit 5 copies of your article to different sites, the one with the highest PR is going to show up in search results and the other copies won't. They'll get much less traffic as a result, but at least one copy will still come up.

            If you search for the title of an article in quotes or a big piece of text, you can force Google to show multiple copies since that's all it finds, but otherwise you should be able to prove the above with a few simple tests. It's exactly how they wrote they deal with duplicate content on their blog over 2 years ago.
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      • Profile picture of the author DeePower
        Duplicate content is not a problem when posting across different websites, article directories or blogs. If google penalized for that sort of thing then newspapers wouldn't print, much less pay for, syndicated articles from sources like the Associated Press.

        Google also states that the penalty is for duplicate content that is used to manipulate search engine standings. For example: You have five keyword phrases that you want to use. You use the same article/content on five different web pages on your site using one keyword phrase for each. The only difference between the content are the different keyword phrases.

        When I submit articles I use the same article and submit to ezinearticles.com, use Isnare.com distribution and articlemarketer.com distribution. I've also then used those same articles as blog posts and website content.

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        • Originally Posted by DeePower View Post

          Duplicate content is not a problem when posting across different websites, article directories or blogs. If google penalized for that sort of thing then newspapers wouldn't print, much less pay for, syndicated articles from sources like the Associated Press.

          Dee
          Not only that, but websites like Ezinearticles would be in serious trouble, since people syndicate articles directly from that site. Yet~~its Page Rank 6 isn't harmed and articles from there often appear on the top five of Google.
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          • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
            Read above. Ezine Articles' pages don't get traffic when a different copy is considered the authority copy, and they do get search traffic when their copy is (which is often, since they have higher PR to send to articles listed there than many other directories)... they're not in trouble either way.
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            • Profile picture of the author Easy Cash
              So it sounds like the authority copy is the prominent copy in Goog's search results.

              Would it be fair to say that it isn't worth submitting articles to any other article directory?

              i.e it's a waste of time?
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              • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
                I think I can clear this up.

                First of all, there is no problem with submitting the exact same article to several places on the internet. I think we all understand this based on the examples given above.

                Pay heed. Google is now going to give precedence to the AUTHORITY COPY...not the one that's on the highest PR website (unless the highest PR site is the authority copy).

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